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streamingname09
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Can I access over the air channels I receive from an antenna with my roku streaming stick?

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I have a streaming stick plus and would like to be able to watch local channels (CBS, ABC, NBC, etc.) that I get through an antenna, directly through Roku (without having to change the input from HDMI to ANTENNA). Is there a way to do this? (It looks like this can be done with with a Roku TV, but I can't figure out how to do it with a streaming stick.) Thanks.

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RokuDanny-R
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Re: Can I access over the air channels I receive from an antenna with my roku streaming stick?

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@streamingname09 

Thanks for the inquiry.

Only a Roku TV will allow you to watch OTA channels through the Roku.

For more information about OTA channels when using a Roku TV, visit out Support pages here:
How do I set up the Antenna TV input on my Roku TV?
Can I see what programs are broadcasting in my area when an HDTV antenna is connected to my Roku TV?


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Danny

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boogernose
Level 18

Re: Can I access over the air channels I receive from an antenna with my roku streaming stick?

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Where do you live?

https://www.locast.org/

The bad news is at some point you might actually have to reach over

and press the button to turn the TV off.

https://channelstore.roku.com/search/locast

---A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved---.
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RokuDanny-R
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Re: Can I access over the air channels I receive from an antenna with my roku streaming stick?

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@streamingname09 

Thanks for the inquiry.

Only a Roku TV will allow you to watch OTA channels through the Roku.

For more information about OTA channels when using a Roku TV, visit out Support pages here:
How do I set up the Antenna TV input on my Roku TV?
Can I see what programs are broadcasting in my area when an HDTV antenna is connected to my Roku TV?


Thanks,
Danny

Danny R.
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Ro4
Level 7

access basic channels I receive from via Fios Verizon cable, with my roku Premiere?

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There are many tiles/apps on the Home window which show CBS or NBC or Fox logos, but when I click on any of them they do not bring up any of the expected live broadcast stations? Why can't I access these basic network channels with my newly installed Roku Premiere, channels that I would normally receive via Verizon Fios's cable box?

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ravim
Level 9

Re: Can I access over the air channels I receive from an antenna with my roku streaming stick?

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This thread is from 2020. Is it still the case that you can't access OTA antenna channels with the stick?

Ravi

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Streamer317
Level 12

Re: Can I access over the air channels I receive from an antenna with my roku streaming stick?

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No Roku device has an antenna input. Only a Roku TV such as a TCL, Hisense or Sharp 

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DBDukes
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Re: Can I access over the air channels I receive from an antenna with my roku streaming stick?

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@ravim 

As explained, only Roku TVs have TV tuners. They are actual TVs made by other companies who license the Roku software for streaming features.

There are add-ons that include TV tuners that you can add to your network and watch OTA channels. Two are Tablo and Air TV. They run $100-$200 to set up, but include DVR functionality and allow you to watch OTA content from any Roku (or other major brand) streaming devices. But just a Roku? No. There is no TV tuner.

DBDukes
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Note: I am not a Roku employee.

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